Director/Writer Brad Bird, has called for less bias and a little respect for writers of animated films reports Variety. "The whole question of writing for animation is skewed" says Brad, "There isn’t a giant difference between animation and live action. You need characters, stories, themes. It’s called good storytelling."
And although Brad is speaking for writers of animated pictures, he does say that it happens both ways. Live-action writer’s can’t imagine "serious" work from toon writers, and toon writers who don’t begin as animators, can’t get a really good feel for the medium.
You can read the full article here.
(via The Pixar Blog)